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Bacalar in Municipality of Bacalar, Quintana Roo, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
 

Bel Itzá, or Path of the Itzaes

Avenida Adolfo López Mateos

 
 
Bel Itzá, or Path of the Itzaes Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 31, 2019
1. Bel Itzá, or Path of the Itzaes Marker
Inscription.  

Avenida Adolfo López Mateos
Bel Itzá o Camino de los Itzáes

Bacalar era una ciudad de paso obligado para llegar a Izamal, centro religioso prehispánico maya donde se veneraba a K’inich K'aak’ mo (el guacamayo de fuego con rostro solar), a donde iban en romería a suplicarle que aplacara sus sequías y sanara sus enfermedades. La ruta o el camino de los Itzáes partía desde Altar de Sacrificios, pasando por Ceibal, Tayasal, Tik’al, Uaxactún, Tipú, Lamanay, Chaktemal, Xul-Há, Bacalar, Chich’en Itzá y hasta lzamal.

Profesor Carlos Valdéz Chay (Pintor de Bacalar)
Profesor Jesús Morales Rosas (Historiador)


English:
Avenida Adolfo López Mateos
Bel Itzá, or the Path of the Itzaes

Bacalar was an obliged community to go by when travelling to Izamal. This city was an important pre-Columbian religious Mayan centre where K’inich K’aak’ mo (the fire Macaw with solar face) was worshiped. In great pilgrimage they used to go and pled to stop the drought and to heal their diseases. The route or path of the Itzaes began at the Altar de los Sacrificios (The Sacrificial
Bel Itzá, or Path of the Itzaes Marker English text image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 31, 2019
2. Bel Itzá, or Path of the Itzaes Marker English text
Altar)
, passing through Ceibal, Tayasal, Tik’al, Uaxactún, Tipú, Lamanay, Chaktemal, Xul-Há, Bacalar, Chich’en Itzá and finally Izamal.

English translation:
Professor Carlos Valdéz Chay (Bacalar painter)
Professor Jesús Morales Rosas (Historian)

 
Location. 18° 40.349′ N, 88° 23.631′ W. Marker is in Bacalar, Quintana Roo, in Municipality of Bacalar. Marker is at the intersection of Avenida Alfredo López Mateos and Calle 10, in the median on Avenida Alfredo López Mateos. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bacalar, Quintana Roo 77930, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bacalar (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Bacalar (a few steps from this marker); Pre-Columbian Time, End of Period (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Bacalar - 1729 (about 240 meters away); Cenotes, Fresh Water Supply (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); a different marker also named Bacalar (approx. half a kilometer away); K'atunes or Periods of History (approx. half a kilometer away); Bacalar in the XVI Century (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bacalar.
 
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Bel Itzá, or Path of the Itzaes Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 31, 2019
3. Bel Itzá, or Path of the Itzaes Marker
The marker is the farthest to the right in this group of three markers.
Nearby "Year Bearer" artwork, to the left of the marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 31, 2019
4. Nearby "Year Bearer" artwork, to the left of the marker
The "Year Bearer" or "Cargador de los Días" is a concept related to the Mayan solar year.
An additional piece of artwork, to the right of the marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 31, 2019
5. An additional piece of artwork, to the right of the marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 17, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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